Traditional Clothes of Philippines
Daily Life :: Traditional Clothes

Men: A traditional garment for men is the barong tagalog (pronounced BAH-rong tah-GAH-lawg), an embroidered outer shirt, worn untucked. It has collars, long sleeves and mid-thigh horizontal hemline with side slits. It is made from pina (pineapple fibers), jusi (raw silk) or ramie (grass fibers).

Women: Women wear the heavily starched, butterfly-sleeved terno (pronounced tee-AIR-no) and a matching long skirt on formal occasions.

Muslims: The various Muslim groups in the south and the mountain tribes have their own distinctive garments. The Maranao Muslims of southern Mindanao, for instance, have the colorful malong. It is a large cloth wrapped around the body and is worn by both men and women.